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ETD Educação Temática Digital

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NASCIMENTO, Francisco Paulo do  e  CARNIELLI, Beatrice Laura. Educação a distância no ensino superior: expansão com qualidade?. ETD [online]. 2007, vol.09, n.01, pp.84-98. ISSN 1676-2592.

The objective of this study was to examine and analyze the need to expanding distance learning in higher education, as well as the possibility of this new paradigm offering education with the necessary quality to face up the challenges of knowledge socialization. The study was developed through bibliographic research which reached theoretical contributions on the relevance of knowledge to world and people development, education, research on supply and demand of openings in higher education, comparative study between traditional and distance education, standards of distance education, interviews with professors and educational authorities and reports on docent experiences in non-presential classes. This study indicates that there is an unfulfilled and growing demand for openings in higher education, that our country’s infrastructure is not able to generate the urged amount of vacancies and that distance learning figures to be capable of offering quality education.

Palavras-chave : Distance Learning; Expansion and Quality of Higher Education.

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